About ME

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As already pointed out, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a very serious and well defined illness; so, what is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? ME has been called for many years CFS, that is CFS and ME have been identified as the same illness. This has been a big mistake. In another post we will talk about the ME … Continue reading

About ME – Logical Diagram

Diagnosis by Tests, The Nightingale Definition of ME by Dr. Hyde

We all probably mean the same when we say  “diagnosis”: a cognitive process during which, through a scientific method, using his knowledge and experience, analyzing tests results, comparing them with statistics and eventually with colleagues, a clinician reaches a conclusion on what disease his patient is suffering from. As already pointed out, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is … Continue reading

Diagnostic Criteria for Experts

Premise: this post will be quite long, but the theme is of primary importance for the sufferers; so I apologize in advance for in this case it won’t be an ‘atom block’, but I will keep it a block referring to the topic. A diagnostic criteria is a tool used in medicine to identify the … Continue reading

ME or CFS? On the name

The first words of the 2011 ICC (see ICC post) are spent on the name ME, that substitutes the previous name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) used in the 2002 Canadian Consensus. It may sound pointless to many people talking about the name of a illness, but this question has been and still is of enormous … Continue reading

ICC = International Consensus Critera

If you google “International Consensus Criteria” or “International Consensus Conference” you will find many academic articles on various pathologies. When a disease is difficult to understand and cure it arises the need to gather all the medical knowledge and experience developed until that moment, in order to clarify the causes and the characteristics of that … Continue reading


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a multi-systemic, disabling, degenerative and mortal illness. In 1969 the World Health Organization classified it as neurological disease, under the code ICD 10-G93.3. The name means: painful (myalgic) inflammation (-itis) of the brain (encephalo) and of the nervous system’s myelin (myel-). ME affects all body systems, mainly the neurological, endocrine and immune systems, … Continue reading